Wyoming County, West Virginia

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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/wyoming.htm Wyoming County West Virginia 1895 map]  
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Wyoming County, West Virginia [http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wyoming+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f00728f6d33a5:0xa003337ffb63e9ca,Wyoming,+WV&gl=us&ei=YeaOT4rzC4rciAKb_JTLAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEkQ8gEwAQ Map]  
 
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Revision as of 12:55, 1 April 2014

Guide to Wyoming County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Wyoming County

This article is about the county in the southern West Virginia. For other uses, see Wyoming (disambiguation).
link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
Online Records


Wyoming County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wyoming County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1850
County Seat Pineville
Courthouse
Wyoing County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Wyoming County Courthouse
Bank Street
Pineville, WV 24874
Phone: 304 732-8000
Wyoming County Website
 

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1853
Probate and Land from 1853
Bond books and court order books from 1850
Clerk Circuit Court Divorce and Court Records[1]

History

Wyoming County West Virginia History

Wyoming County West VirginiaHistory rootsweb

Parent County

1850--Wyoming County was created 26 January 1850 from Logan County.
County seat: Pineville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Wyoming CountyCities & Towns

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvwyoming.jpg

Cemeteries

Wyoming County, West Virginia Cemeteries

Wyoming County, West Virginia Tombstone Transcription Project

Wyoming County, West Virginia Find a Grave

Cemeteries in Wyoming County, West Virginia

Census

For tips on accessing Wyoming County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census

Church

Court

West Virginia Court Orders

Wyoming County West Virginia Court House Picture

Genealogy

  • [Cooke] "John Cooke First Settler of Wyoming County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1964):44-45. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

Reference Book of Wyoming County by Mary Keller Bowman


       Logan County Recreated (includes 1850 Wyoming County, Virginia Census) & more

Maps

Wyoming County, West Virginia Map

Trails Rus - Wyoming County, West Virginia

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wyoming County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company G.
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company H (Wyoming Riflemen).[3]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company K.[4]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B, C, and D.[5]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991
Newspapers

The Register Herald.com

Wyoming County News

Probate

Wyoming County, West Virginia Will Books 1850 - 1967

West Virginia Will Books

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wyoming County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):300-301. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Wyoming County Public Library

Wyoming County Genealogical Society;P O Box 1456, Pineville, WV 24874

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wyoming County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  4. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  5. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  6. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.